2nd Edition

A Researcher's Guide to Using Electronic Health Records From Planning to Presentation

By Neal D. Goldstein Copyright 2023
    414 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    414 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In an age when electronic health records (EHRs) are an increasingly important source of data, this essential textbook provides both practical and theoretical guidance to researchers conducting epidemiological or clinical analysis through EHRs.

    Split into three parts, the book covers the research journey from start to finish. Part 1 focuses on the challenges inherent when working with EHRs, from access to data management, and raising issues such as completeness and accuracy which impact the validity of any research project. Part 2 examines the core research process itself, with chapters on research design, sampling, and analysis, as well as emerging methodological techniques. Part 3 demonstrates how EHR research can be made meaningful, from presentation to publication, and includes how findings can be applied to real-world issues of public health.

    Supported by case studies throughout, and applicable across a range of research software programs (including R, SPSS, and SAS), this is the ideal text for students and researchers engaging with EHRs across epidemiological and clinical research.


    Chapter 1: The Rise of Electronic Health Records

    Chapter 2: Concepts in Electronic Health Record Research

    Section I: EHR Data for Research

    Chapter 3: Planning for Electronic Health Record Research

    Chapter 4: Accessing Electronic Health Record Data

    Chapter 5: Data Management

    Chapter 6: Perils of Electronic Health Record Data

    Section II: Epidemiology and Data Analysis

    Chapter 7: Study Design and Sampling Strategies

    Chapter 8: Epidemiologic Measures

    Chapter 9: Bias and Validity in Observational Research

    Chapter 10: Epidemiologic Analysis I

    Chapter 11: Epidemiologic Analysis II

    Chapter 12: Advanced and Emerging Methods and Applications

    Section III: Interpretation to Application

    Chapter 13: Publication and Presentation

    Chapter 14: Applications of Electronic Health Record Research

    Chapter 15: Case Studies in Electronic Health Record Research


    Appendix 1: Secondary Data Research Planner

    Appendix 2: Example Code using R


    Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. He can be reached through his website: www.goldsteinepi.com.